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Can a shade of green put some color in the Google Pixel 5?

Google’s Pixel 5, the flagship this year is expected to debut during October. Pixel 5 should see some refinements over the previous version.

As per the latest updates, the device will sport mid-range specs to reduce the overall cost. A tipster today shared one of the Pixel 5’s color options. The device is now expected to be available in Barely Green. Let’s ask ourselves this, will the new color options put the life back into a flagship device? The rumored 765G chipset found in the Pixel 5 seems to be a little downgrade from the SD 855 on the Pixel 4. Although this move can be supported by the higher costs owing to production, does this really mean flagship devices now use mid-range chips?

Pixel 5 Barely Green
Pixel 5 Barely Green

There is no straight answer to the question so let’s put this chip aside for a moment and look at the rest of the specs. The device is expected to feature an FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate support. The dual-camera setup will also be similar to the previous model. There will be a bigger battery and fast charging support.

Google Pixel 5 Barely Green, green enough?

Now getting back to the question. The theory that multiple high-resolution cameras can offer high-quality images can be somewhat quashed. Instead of that setup, Pixel’s expected 16 Megapixel offering as proven from previous models can do a far better job. Google’s Pixel 5 will be one of the best hand-down camera phone you can buy in 2020. For the rest of the specs, it looks similar to the OnePlus Nord. One of the advantages, Google has is the promised Android updates and skin free software experience. This also is another arrow in OnePlus’s metaphorical quiver.

A flagship need not be defined by high-end silicon, 16GB RAM or quad-camera setup. It just needs to tick the right boxes. Google Pixel 5 does that in many ways. The high refresh rate screen offers best in class display and the SD 765G silicon adds support for 5G. This shell is paired with a camera that can outshine any other device. The earlier speculated price of $700 for the Pixel 5 might be a tad too much but let’s see how this plays out.

Pulkit Sharma

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